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Posted on Jan 16, 2014 12:23 pm
Megadeth mastermind Dave Mustaine announced that the band's new studio effort should drop in 2015, already confirming copious amounts of fresh riffs.
But since the Deth crew's been charging full speed ahead lately, Dave also noted that the guys need a year off to recuperate. "In August we’ll start writing the next record," he told Full Metal Jackie. "We'll probably have a new release in 2015, we're going to take next year off. We've changed management, we've had a lot of stuff happen over this year that's been really good for us."
Naming Gigantour, Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath joint performances among 2013's focal points for Megadeth, Mustaine again focused on the new album. "I already have 68 riffs ready for the next record and for me it usually takes a lot of riffs to get where - it's like making Sake," he explained (via Loudwire). "You have to go to the center of that grain of rice for the best stuff."
During the rest of the chat, the singer/guitarist discussed several interesting subjects, such as MTV or bassist Dave Ellefson's Altitudes and Attitude side project with Anthrax bassist Frank Bello.
Speaking about the time he covered the Democratic National Convention for MTV in 1992, Dave noted: "I thought it was fun that with the whole day in Madison Square Garden talking to all these people and the only time I heard the F word was coming out of Phil Jackson's mouth when he said 'F--k MTV.'
"I think maybe he was ahead of the curve because it seems to be the national sentiment nowadays. It's no longer a music channel. It was great for us for a long time, we had a great run with MTV with MTV News, 'Peace Sells.' It kind of sucked that they cut it off one note before we would have gotten paid for it. But, that's corporate America for you."
As far as Ellefson's side project goes, Mustaine wasn't exactly too thrilled about the bassist recent endeavor. However, he didn't bash it either. "I don't know anything about this, so it's not really any of my business," he said. "Whenever I do anything it's always Megadeth centric. The symphony thing we're doing, we're closing with a Megadeth track. I know where home is for me. In the past we have had alumni that have wanted to do other things, nah I don't care if you do other stuff.
"I think the fans kind of do. They wonder, is everything OK? It's OK with me, I haven't heard it. I don't know if it's any good or not, I'm sure it's good. Franky and Junior are good musicians, but I mean, it reminds me of that joke when you're in the jungle and the drums stop, it's very bad then they ask why is it bass solo? I don't know man."
As the latest Megadeth studio effort, "Super Collider" saw its release in June 2014 via Tradecraft.